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Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star, Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. ... See full summary »
The year is 1750. Europe is in a ravaged state following a plague. Victor Moritz and Rufolf de Sevre are gamblers, frequenters of elegant casinos and fashionable brothels. Rudolf is a young... See full summary »
Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was astute, decisive and helpful. To his friends, he was a quiet, but humorous man who enjoyed watching sports on television. To his girlfriend, he was shy but engaging. None of them knew the other side of Dan Mahowny--the side that executed the largest single-handed bank fraud in Canadian history, grossing over $10 million in eighteen months to feed his gambling obsession. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
I chose this film based on its cast, not its plotline, which I didn't really think sounded very interesting. However, I've been a fan of Philip Seymour Hoffman since State and Main, and I also like Minnie Driver, so we took a chance and bought tickets for this film. I was so glad I did. It was a fascinating (kind of like looking at an accident) look at a "nice guy's" descent into gambling. It started small, and continued to spiral out of control as we watched in horrified disbelief. In fact, I would say that the script was unrealistic if I didn't know this was based on a true story. One little complaint...Minnie's blond wig was rather distracting, and truly not necessary. Other than that, I highly recommend this film.
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